32 Ounces of Lagunitas Sucks

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  1. hopstetrician

    hopstetrician Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2012 New York

    So maybe this is old news. I know there's been lots of rumors and tweets, but I spoke with Tony's childhood friend/partner at a local Chicagoland beer tasting this Saturday. He confirmed Sucks will soon be available year round in a 32 oz. format.

    What you think about this? I guess I'm pumped it's gonna be year round, but not sure how I feel on the giant bomber. Although the silver lining could be the way Lagunitas prices bombers. Not uncommon to see them under $5 in the Midwest and even significantly cheaper on the West coast.

    Sidenote: When I questioned him about details regarding the Undercover Shutdown story, he chuckled and asked if I could imagine a joint constructed with a sushi rolling mat. I love Lagunitas.
  2. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    It's kinda a bummer that it will be in large format... If only it could be a 22oz, but 32? Maybe a bit too much. Who knows. Maybe that will be the perfect size for an evening, who knows till we see em. I'm not complaining, I'll take that as opposed to a limited supply a short time of the year.
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  3. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    I'm fine with it as long as its offered year round in six packs as well. I love the beer, but I don't want to be forced to make a commitment to 4 beers at once. In all honesty, I'd rather Sucks remain a limited release than go year round in 32 oz bottles. This way I know its fresh and not collecting dust.
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  4. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,033) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    It'll be in the cheap beer cooler alongside the Corona quarts. A terrible format. I refuse to buy any beer packaged in it.
  5. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,424) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    I am so excited for this, you don't even know.

    Nothing will be better than rolling up to a party with two 32s of Sucks, one for each hand.
  6. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    complaints from me? none. Sure, I'd prefer 6/pks. that being said, sucks by the pool in july? Priceless!
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  7. commis

    commis Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    I'll buy the big boys. I have a long train ride home every night. About 32 ounces long to be precise.
  8. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Ill probably just stick to the 6 packs
  9. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (246) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    I averaged about three of these a night for the past six weeks. Bring on the jugs 'o sucks
  10. Hermthegerm

    Hermthegerm Aspirant (264) Oct 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Would prefer year round 6'ers but am still fired up that I can get a huge sux whenever!
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  11. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (968) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    It's just two pints. I get 32 oz growlers for myself all the time. A big stout might be challenging depending on the night but I could crush a DIPA like that pretty regularly.
  12. alexsergio

    alexsergio Savant (905) Mar 7, 2011 New York
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    sure, id prefer year round 6 packs but the "year round" is more important than the "6 pack" imo
  13. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Disciple (342) Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    32's sound good to me...considering If I bring a 22, or 32 in this case I intend to share it with 2-3 others. 32 oz will go a bit further, but honestly I wish it was going to be released in sixers as well. None the less, Sucks will be my go to beer when everything else seems to suck.
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  14. hshewsf

    hshewsf Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 California

    I would love to have a fresh Sucks on a hot Summer day. Hopefully it won't be hard to find fresh ones instead of ones that just sit on shelves. Maybe 2 semi annual limited releases per year would be better?
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  15. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    I want to stop hearing rumors. I want to play Edward 32-sucks-hands stat!
  16. DocJitsu

    DocJitsu Devotee (477) Dec 28, 2009 Florida

    Yay, more for me.
  17. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (382) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    They should just cut the 32oz bs, and put it next to Heiniken and New Castle Mini kegs!!
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  18. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (4,059) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I just want it to be fresh when I see it on the shelves.
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  19. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,165) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I will just purchase the 32 ozers 6 at a time. Now i have a six pack. Problem solved.
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  20. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    The limited semi annual release sounds like a good idea. Maybe like December-March in 32's and then again from July-September in sixers. At least this way, it will be fresh. Its hard enough as it is to find fresh Hop Stoopid 22's in my area. The last stoopid bottles I came across a couple weeks ago were from early November, and they had just arrived at the store.
  21. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Crusader (708) Feb 24, 2011 Delaware
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    I like the 32 oz. format. I frequently utilize the 32 oz. growler fill at WF. Two pints is perfect for personal consumption. Then again, those fills are usually only $5-6. I wonder what the price point will be for Sucks. I hope I don't have to pay a few dollars extra for the gimmick bottle size.
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  22. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,017) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Should have done 40oz ... paper bag, optional.
  23. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,017) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Yes, mini-kegs of it would be pretty damn awesome.
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  24. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    like most i'm just happy we'll have it year round, and will certainly still buy the delicious brew whether it's in the 32oz format or 6 packs or whatever else they decide to put out. i just don't get the rationale behind it. at least for me - someone who likes to jump from beer to beer - 12oz are almost always the preferred format (you can always open another one). curious as to the reasoning behind releasing this as a 32oz.
  25. DerekMorgan

    DerekMorgan Disciple (372) Jan 15, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I really feel like an outcast with this beer. Has anyone heard of a bad batch or shipment? I got a 6 pack when it first got released and had 2, the 2nd I couldn't finish because I really disliked it so I gave the rest of the pack to my roommate who is also really into beer and he also couldn't get through his 2nd so we ended up giving the last 2 away the next time people came to the house. Should I try it again or is it just one of those instances where my taste buds disagree with 95% of the reviews on BA?
  26. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Disciple (337) Jul 27, 2012 Michigan
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    The reasoning is simple....marketing. and its working because were all talking about it!
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  27. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    one of my favorite beers year round? check.
    in a big ole 32 ounce bottle too? check.

    sign me up :grinning:
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  28. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,424) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    It's even simpler for me. It's a world-class beer in the container of malt liquors. That's just fucking awesome, no matter how you slice it.
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  29. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    A quart of Sucks is like two girls at the same time.
  30. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Ummm... My guess is they will not leave you with a choice.
  31. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    i'll just buy it when i go to a friends house playing cod zombies:grinning:
  32. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    lol. no. no no eets not the same (consuela voice)
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  33. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (743) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    It has a decent rye malt presence in it, which leaves a different type of bitterness in the mouth compared to a hop bitterness. Perhaps that is what you guys are tasting.
  34. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (743) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    superman no here.
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  35. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    32 oz is not too much you Nancies

    I would also like to see Sucks in 64oz OG bottles...
  36. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    But it will age so well in the larger format :wink:

    I'm with you. I will not be buying this beer, I will look for empties for home brew however.
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  37. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Would prefer six packs. If they put out year round six packs I'd most likely be buying them quite often. 32 ounce bottles? Sure I'll buy them every once and a while only because I really do like Sucks but I'm not a fan of a 32 ounce bottle.
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  38. iwanatalk2sampson

    iwanatalk2sampson Initiate (191) Jan 23, 2013 Rhode Island
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    ill take it any way i can get it this beer is awesome
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  39. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Let's not forget that Sucks is very affordable for the quality of beer it is. I would bet the price per ounce in a 32 ounce is going to outweigh the price of a six pack.....if that's the case I hope the make it close and not try to screw us.
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  40. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,430) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I am without a doubt going to be partaking of this format.
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